Villa Bucci - 'Villa Bucci' (Riserva) Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi DOC 2008
100% varietal, from the oldest (40 years old) and best exposed vineyards, only produced in the finest vintages. Undergoes 1½ to 2 years in Slavonian oak (50 and 75 hl.), then at least 1 year in the bottle previous to release. A white wine with many of the characteristics of a fine red! Its serving temperature, therefore, must not be excessively cool, especially for older vintages (best at 15/18° C, i.e. 59-64.4° F), and the bottle should be uncorked at least half an hour beforehand. This is because its lengthy élevage turns the wine’s primary aromas (grapes, flowers) into secondary and tertiary ones – spice, aromatic herbs, flinty and mineral notes, honey, nuts etc. – that need to breathe at the proper temperature.